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American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

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American beech are not available through the Tree Montgomery Shade Tree program. This tree profile is for information only. The American beech is a stately tree with a rather symmetrical and dense crown. It has smooth blue-gray bark; and its green leaves turn yellow in the fall and persist through the winter. This makes the tree interesting throughout the year. Beech nuts are a good source of food for wildlife. This is one of the slowest-growing shade trees in Maryland.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
50-70 FT
Mature
Crown Width
50-70 FT
Growth
Per Year
<1-2 FT

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